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Vera Controlled Reticulation and Pool Level Control - Part 2

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In this article we look at how to leverage Vera and our Arduino/MySensors controlled reticulation to manage the water level in the pool, monitor acid tank level and control valves or lighting.

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Vera Controlled Reticulation with Arduino and MySensors - Part 1

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In this blog I'll cover the Arduino based Reticulation Controllers I've built as part of the journey to getting my pool to automatically fill itself. In addition I no longer have to worry about sprinkler bans, weather forecasts or putting my beer down if the lawn looks dry. Project Objectives: Reticulation fully controlled by Vera Run times for stations obtained from Vera Automatic adjustment of run times based on time of year Disable sprinkler operation based on actual and forecast rainfall Automatically enforce Winter sprinkler ban schedule for Perth Manual on/off control from Smartphone for ad-hoc watering  Easy retrofit to...

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Google Home and Vera

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Google Home and Vera - Jeremy Goodchild, January 2018 Home automation via voice control is getting more popular these days with the Apple’s Home, Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Home entering the market. I was inspired by this article and so I wanted to get on-board. I ended up opting for the Google option because of: Apparently it’s voice control was superior than others to some degree (Siri) I use Google Calendar and wanted to integrate to this; Google Home Mini wasn’t a significant investment (around $54); There seemed to be 3rd party integrations already performed (Vera Concierge) This article was my own...

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VeraPlus and VeraSecure - Australian Versions coming? Or make your own.

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Australian's have been left hanging for the latest controller releases. In this blog we look at some recent announcements and how to make your own AU frequency VeraPlus.

 

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Make your own Arduino Wi-Fi Pool Acid Level Sensor for Vera

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This Blog Article is courtesy of one of our customers, who wins a $50 store voucher for his story. This is a great example of using inexpensive Arduino components to build a sensor that you can't buy off the shelf. It's also a good demonstration of how Vera can work with just about anything, not just Z-wave devices.   Pool Acid Level Sensor - Jeremy Goodchild, March 2017 If you have a pool and are constantly checking the acid container to see if it’s low or needs replacing or filling, you understand the pain and motivation for this project.I basically wanted...

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